#1
I'm pretty confused on the major scale, even though I understand the basic WWHWWWH formula. I pulled this from a UG guide.

G major scale box, 6 string root.
Red notes are G, the root of this example.

E|---------------------------2-3--|
B|-----------------------3-5------|
G|-----------------2-4-5----------|
D|-----------2-4-5----------------|
A|-----2-3-5----------------------|
E|-3-5----------------------------|

How does this show WWHWWWH? The 6 string is 2 notes, then the 5th string confuses me because it goes up 1 fret and then two frets after that.
Basically all of the strings that only go up 2 or 1 I understand(6 and 1 string) but all of the strings in the middle I don't understand.


I need help pretty fast because I really want to work on some scales.
#3
Scales are not boxes.

The scale is the sequence of notes, eg C D E F G A B.

The box is just how these notes are laid out on that section of the guitar.
#4
E 3-5 is one whole.

From the E-5 to the A-2 is a whole.

From the A-2 to the A-3 is the half and so on.

I hope that helps.
#5
OMFG I feel stupid.
I forgot about the open strings.

Okay so just to clarify does the major scale always use the WWHWWWH formula?
#6
If you learn the notes of the fretboard, you'll understand this easier. For example, 3 to 5 on E is G to A (a whole step).

Yes, it does use that pattern.
#7
Quote by nin3donian
OMFG I feel stupid.
I forgot about the open strings.

Okay so just to clarify does the major scale always use the WWHWWWH formula?



do it yourself

C (w) D (w) E (h) F (w) G (w) A (w) B (h) C

#8
Part of my problem was while I was reading notes, I wasnt actually learning the notes.

I will make sure to do it in the future thats for sure.